There’s been whispers about it all week.
There might be some sun on Sunday.
I think the whole world knows just how awful the weather has been here in England this summer. Between the Jubilee coverage and the Olympics countdown, England’s rainy skies have been broadcast around the world.
But today, the rumours were true.
Today there was sun.
And as we are still down in Cornwall, along the coast, we were in the perfect place to enjoy it.
To be honest, the morning didn’t start off great.
In fact, it was downright cold.
We drove out to Kynance Cove, which the guidebooks say is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Shivering, we hiked the 10 minutes or so to get down to the beach.
We reached the beach, a term I use loosely as we had been warned that the tide was on the way back in, so whatever “beach” there was, would be gone in the next hour.
This was basically it.
A little stretch of sand nestled between the rocks.
By the time we left it looked like this.
It was funny to watch my mom see all the British children running around with sand pails and shovels, a puzzled look on her face. I’m afraid I don’t understand it either, other than that is just what your supposed to bring when you go to the “sea side,” even if the beach is only made of rocks.
I imagine people don’t go to Kynance Cove for the beach though. I imagine it is for the view, which after climbing up onto the top of one of the cliffs, really is beautiful, especially on a sunny day like today.
After visiting Kynance Cove, we drove over to St. Ives, a place I fell in love with.
It probably helped that the sun was shining and there was a nice big sandy beach with beautiful blue water.
The houses and town are all built into the hillside, which reminded me a bit of the Almafi Coast in Italy. The town also had a very young, artsy feel to it which was nice. Quite a contrast to all the small, deserted farming villages nearby.
We spent all of the afternoon just playing on the beach and enjoying the sunshine.
Josh even made a new friend while we were there.
Can you see them there building sandcastles together?
It was pretty cute.